Monday, August 08, 2011
Thing 11 - CPD23
Thing 11 is mentoring - learning by association with a relevant role model. I have never had a formal mentor for librarianship. I have learned many things from reading library literature, from my more experienced Library Directors, and from library ListServs. I read the article on how to find a mentor. It made reference to finding a local group such as Rotary Club or Kiwanis to see their structured mentoring program. Well, I have been both mentoree and mentor in the Toastmasters Club so I have some idea of mentoring. The article also said that finding a mentor is about taking opportunities as they present themselves. This is what I'll do with Thing 11: look for opportunities. Here's a question that I have: If mentoring encourages reflective practice and CPD23 encourages reflective practice, can I consider CPD23 as my mentor, friend, and colleague?